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Common Mouth Problems Solved at Home!

Wednesday - September 21st, 2016
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There areover-the-counter products for just about every oral health issue out there, butif you’re looking for a more natural approach, we’ve got just what you need!

To improve bad breath

Try chewing on ahandful of cloves, fennel seeds, or anise seeds. They have antibacterialproperties that can help kill bad-breath causing bacteria. For another quickfix, try chewing on a lemon or orange rind for instantly fresher breath.

To brighten yellow teeth

Lemon and orange canalso help whiten teeth just rub the peel over the surface. You also tryswishing hydrogen peroxide around in your month. Hydrogen peroxide has mildbleaching properties, and as a bonus, it’s a disinfectant that kills bacteriain the mouth. Just make sure not to swallow it!

To help gingivitis

Try making ahomemade paste to kill bacteria that cause gingivitis and help heal inflamedgums. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric, _ a teaspoon of salt, and _ teaspoon ofmustard oil, then apply to the gums twice a day. You can also try an herbalmouthwash made of 4 oz. rosemary or sage, placed in boiling water. Let it steepovernight and swish it around your mouth in the morning.

While home remediesmay provide temporary relief, they should only be used short term. Make sure to see your dentistso they can treat the underlying cause and help you get your healthiest smile.